8th Apr 2004, 20:49

If we have a choice, we wouldn't buy proton!! We purchased proton because of the high tax that imposed on the Japanese's car and continental car. We were forced indirectly!!

14th Apr 2004, 03:51

I think Proton's main problem is being too protected by the gov (national car). Till the extent that they don't feel threatened by other brands. If you compare with Produa, which also have less than preferred quality and service at least it has been innovating.

Proton Wira has been around for like nearly a decade. And Proton is still producing it like clockwork. And unlike other manufacturers which normally improve on quality & performance, Proton's seem to degrade.

I have a Proton Wira 1.5 GLi (A). Its battery die on me the 1st week I took the car. By the 3rd week the transmission had malfunctions. 4 years down the road, and after countless of battery changes, at least with proper & consistent maintenance the the car as a whole is still in good condition. I don't drive like its " Rally time " or "Drag time " everyday.

14th Jul 2004, 16:40

Isn't Proton using parts from Mitsubishi? We all know how dodgy Mitsi cars are. Age those dodgy parts by 10 years, then you'll get Proton.

24th Aug 2004, 11:03

I just bought my Wira 1.5 Manual this year. My car currently is about 11 months old only. About 4 to 5 months after i purchased the car, it started making problems. First was the wheel bearing ( according to my mechanic, the wheel bearing are not suppose to spoiled so fast, not in 4 months time ) After few months later my car engine started to make problems. When i accelerate my car, it seems to jerk quite obvious. Its been 2-3 months already.( and i don't drive like a mad person ) I've send back to proton and the mechanic there seems to simply do their jobs. ( They comment bout this and that, but end up nothing changed )So far quite an amount of problems that I've complaint but out of 10 problems only 1 or 2 problems solved. Proton's company not only need to increased on their car production quality but also on their worker's attitude in serving customers. I've been in a situation where I've sit in-front of the counter for almost half an hour but nobody approach me. ( seems like the counter is empty almost all the time )

19th Oct 2004, 21:51

I didn't know that the car that I've been driving for almost 3 years has got such bad reviews!

Personally, I thank God that I have not had problems with this baby- not much, that is- apart from the vibrations on the dashboard (and YES!I'm a proud rally-style driver!) The car has served me well so far. And anyway, from where I come from (Singapore), where car prices are sinfully exorbitant, I would think that proton was a good deal (It was about S$64,000 firsthand). Petrol consumption also didn't kill me. I like the streamline shape ofthe body as well as the affordable parts.

In fact, you know what? I'm going to miss this car since I've already bought a new Honda CRV. It was hard for me to part with it. But ah well. Life needs to move on.

12th Nov 2004, 18:03

I bought a Wira Aeroback 1 year and 3 months ago. On the second month the signal light just poke out and I have it fixed. On the third month, the internal part (cushion at the fender) just fall off. I have it fixed three times, but what the technician did was just sticking some double tape to hold it. During hot weather it just fall off again. The technician told me that nothing can be done because it's factory defect. The problem has not been solved untill today. Recently, I got a shock when I found that my boot was flooded with a big pool of water. I called up the service centre and I was told to make booking 2 weeks later and have to leave the car there for 3-4 days. I asked them why can't I get an earlier date and they told me that it is fully book. But what about my car during rainy days? Despite the defects, their customer service is really lousy.

26th May 2006, 03:19

I just bought a second hand 1.5 Proton Wira sedan year 2000, and the condition is good. No vibration and the condition of the car is superb. I don't understand why some of the user are complaining about the car. Maybe b'coz of poor maintenance and of course there is a problem..

26th May 2006, 11:25

If the car skids when you hit the brakes hard, then that's actually the tyres rather than the brakes.

In terms of the crash performance, modern cars are designed to crumple up in a serious crash as this absorbs the impact. It might not look too pretty afterwards, but it will have saved your life.

20th Jun 2006, 06:25

Hi guys.

Actually it is not a comment, I have already a Mitsubishi Lancer 1300c.c model 1998, and I am about to have a Proton Wira second hand, and after all what I read, I need a good opinion to give me the advice should I sell the Lancer and buy Proton, or not?

By the way, I am based in Cairo Egypt, our weather is hot, a lot of dust, not all streets are good, but it will be cheaper in the price when I am about to buy. I need your comments mouraddesk@yahoo.com

21st Jun 2006, 09:49

Egyptian friend, you will make the biggest mistake in your investment. Good luck!

26th Jun 2006, 07:41

I am fully agreed with the above comments. In fact, a car in Malaysia is almost the 2nd biggest investment in life for most people. Proton did not realize the agony of owning a Proton car, keeps repairing, non stop repairing all kinds of trivial problems, this adds up a forbidden amount of dollars.

Think twice before you invest in a Proton car.

I am still recalling way back 30 years ago when Toyota released their Corolla DX version, I am sure the quality at that moment is far far better than this CRAPPY JUNK Proton car. After 10 years of use, Proton will become the wreckage and will be sold off like a piece of junk.

10th Sep 2006, 18:23


I ve been driving Proton Wira 1.3M for 32 months and found that except for the braking system and the vibration/noise from the dashboard and the steering wheel I dislike most, its only the fuel consumption that only pleased me! However not everyone can afford good cars and I can only said that for those who complaint that spare parts tear off after newly bought, I think that with purchase of any car, really depend on Luck! as this is economy car and try not to compare with other luxury brand!


14th Sep 2006, 09:58

No need 2 comment on proton cars...don't talk big... proton cars are useless...

15th Sep 2006, 18:19

I am sure we had lots of choices now as compare to those years. If I would invest on Proton and support Malaysian made car, then I suggest you consider MyVi.

Proton is clearing Wira stocks, so what you get now are those JUNK STOCKS, REJECTED UNITS!!! Just that you are so naive and accepted sub-standards car.

26th Sep 2006, 08:49

Dear Alien... you got to understand we're paying RM40K+ for this car and it is not cheap my friend... i would rather buy a RM 70K car minus all those repairing and headache which might cost me more than what it worts... you feel me brother ALIEN!! God Bless YOU!!!

4th Dec 2006, 20:05

My 1998 proton Wira might be one of the best built car, clocked 230,000km without any problem at all. Take care of your car, it will take care of you!